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1 American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Link: http://www.asam.org/
Description: A medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism and other addiction. Offers certification for physicians (by examination). Offers training for physicians on Buprenorphine. Also publishes Patient Placement Criteria.
Subjects: Buprenorphine
Categories: Professional Societies
2 American Society of Addiction Medicine Education Portal
Link: http://www.asam.org/education
Description: Source of training for physicians and other health professionals on addiction medicine, including opioid use disorder, buprenorphine and other and medication assisted treatment (MAT). In-preson conferences, online webinars and other e-learning courses available.
Subjects: Buprenorphine
Categories: Training and Education
3 ASAM Waiver Course Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Link: https://elearning.asam.org/buprenorphine-waiver-course
Description: Source of online training courses for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants about buprenorphine and other medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. The Waiver Course is designed for health providers who have authority to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence.
Subjects: Buprenorphine | Prescription-type opiates | Heroin
Categories: Training and Education | Treatment | Professional Societies
4 Buprenorphine and Primary HIV Care
Link: http://www.hivforum.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=194&Itemid=92
Description: Report of a Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, supported in part by SAMHSA and HRSA. This report summarizes the discussions held at the “Integration of Buprenorphine in the Primary HIV Care Setting” workshop held on June 3-4, 2004 in Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Buprenorphine | HIV / AIDS
Categories: Information Resources
5 Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Substance Use Disorders
Link: http://www.dpt.samhsa.gov/index.aspx
Description: MAT is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that when treating substance-use disorders, a combination of medication and behavioral therapies is most successful. Produced by SAMHSA's Division of Pharmacologic Therapies, the website includes information about regulations and certification, pharmacotherapies, treatment and provider resources, patient and family resources, and co-morbidities.
Subjects: Pharmacotherapy | Buprenorphine | Methadone maintenance
Categories: Government Agencies - U.S. | Treatment
6 National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery (NAMAR)
Link: http://www.methadone.org/
Description: NAMA Recovery is an organization composed of medication assisted treatment patients and health care professionals that are supporters of quality opiate agonist treatment. The primary objective of NAMA Recovery is to advocate for the patient in treatment by destigmatizing and empowering medication assisted treatment patients. Newsletter - NAMA Recovery Advocate.
Subjects: Methadone maintenance | Pharmacotherapy | Buprenorphine
Categories: Recovery Resources | Organizations and Advocacy
7 National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
Link: http://www.naabt.org/
Description: NAABT was formed to help people in need of treatment find treatment providers who are willing and able to treat opioid dependency in the privacy of a doctor’s office.
Subjects: Buprenorphine | Drug abuse treatment
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Treatment
8 Physician Clinical Support System (PCSS)
Link: http://www.pcssmentor.org/
Description: PCSS is a national network of 70 physician mentors with expertise in buprenorphine treatment who provide telephone, email and on-site mentorship to over 1400 participants in the U.S. who provide office-based treatment of opiod dedendence. PCSS is funded by SAMHSA and administered by ASAM.
Subjects: Buprenorphine
Categories: Treatment | Professional Societies
9 Physicians' Clinical Support System - Buprenorphine (PCSS-B Training)
Link: http://pcssb.org/
Description: The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have been awarded a three year grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) to operate the Physicians’ Clinical Support System for Buprenorphine (PCSS-B). This initiative will provide training and clinical mentorship to practicing physicians and physicians-in-training who wish to include office-based treatment of opioid use disorders in their practices. Website includes educational and training resources such as forms, mentors and mentees, and legislation and policy, clinical guidances.
Subjects: Buprenorphine
Categories: Professional Societies | Training and Education | Treatment